Congress passed an appropriations bill yesterday (2/14) that would prevent another government shutdown. Included in the package is an extension of the electronic logging device (ELD) exemption for livestock haulers. Transporters of livestock currently are not required to have an ELD and that will now remain in effect through September 30, 2019. However, NCBA recommends haulers print out the exact language of the bill and place it in their trucks as proof of the exemption. The language is printed below.
“SEC. 131. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available to the Department of Transportation by this Act or any other Act may be obligated or expended to implement, administer, or enforce the requirements of section 31137 of title 49, United States Code, or any regulation issued by the Secretary pursuant to such section, with respect to the use of electronic logging devices by operators of commercial motor vehicles, as defined in section 18 31132(1) of such title, transporting livestock as defined in section 602 of the Emergency Livestock Feed Assistance Act of 1988 (7 U.S.C. 1471) or insects.”
Please call the KLA office with any questions regarding the ELD exemption.